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Senior Medical Science Liaison (Sr. MSL) ~ Ophthalmology (Field based: South Central Territory) Emeryville United States,
Posted on : 06 April 2017
Description The Senior Medical Science Liaison (Senior MSL) role is a field-based position and reports to the Director, Medial Science Liaisons (Americas). The Senior MSL provides fair balanced, objective, scientific information and education about Santen’s product(s) through peer-to-peer interactions with thought leaders, investigators, and other healthcare providers to better patient outcomes. The Senior MSL ensures that communications regarding Santen products are fair balanced, truthful and not misleading. The Senior MSL will develop and maintain professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders to provide complex medical and scientific support for Santen initiatives in selected therapeutic areas. The Senior MSL demonstrates expertise and knowledge of products, patient treatment trends, clinical trials, and scientific activities within disease state areas of interest. The Senior MSL role incorporates additional responsibilities including training and/or mentoring of other MSLs, and leadership roles on cross-functional projects.MAJOR DUTIES OF POSITION:Establish and maintain scientifically credible peer-to-peer scientific relationships with national, regional, and local medical thought leaders (MTLs) in addition to other healthcare providersViewed as a Scientific Peer by MTLsFacilitate strategic partnerships with scientific/clinical experts and serve as an enterprise-level point of contact with organizations including but not limited to -Guideline developmentCooperative groupsServe as a resource of clinical and scientific information for internal stakeholdersProvide strategic insights to internal stakeholders on emerging clinical and scientific trendsAssist in the development and execution of clinically relevant regional medical meetings (e.g., advisory boards, consultant meetings, and investigator meetings)Identification and verification of investigators and sites for company-sponsored clinical trialsProvides MSL and Medical Affairs’ team with regular clinical trial updatesSupports study team in identifying strategies/tactics for successful study executionServes as a liaison for the submission and review of Investigator Sponsored Trials (IST) proposalsMay work cross-functionality to provide balanced and accurate information to top regional formulary decision makers and P&T committee membersAssists in training and/or Mentoring of new MSL team membersPromotes collaboration and cooperation within the team and cross-functionallyTakes on a leadership role on enduring/business critical projects, often with Medical Director(s)Demonstrates strategic planning and prioritization of work activities beyond defined geographyEnsures all activities, interactions and communications are compliant with Santen policies and SOPs, and adhere to OIG, ACCME, and PhRMA guidelines/policiesOther duties as assignedInteracts directly with Clinical Development, R&D, Biostatistics, Drug Safety, and Regulatory Affairs to fully understand development programs, regulatory and medical strategies, and develop key scientific and communication objectives for the therapeutic area to develop credible, fair balanced, timely scientific materials and educational programsAttend conferences, symposia or other meetings and staff Medical Affairs booths as necessary and as assignedKNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:PharmD, PhD, or MD.A minimum of 6 years of related pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience preferredExperience working with managed care organizations and health economics training preferredStrong comprehension of disease states, and knowledge of differential algorithms for treatment decisions and experience in disease states of interest to SantenAn expert understanding of the health care delivery system, including the managed care arena and its impact on patient care, regional medical care and the pharmaceutical industryAbility to identify the unmet medical, educational, and research needs at a local & regional levelAbility to interpret key scientific data and translate the findings to meet educational and research needsUnderstanding of the design and execution of research studies and strategic implicationsExhibits high degree of emotional intelligenceProven ability to drive resultsDemonstrates ability to deal with ambiguity and thrive in an ever-changing environmentPC literacy required; MSOffice skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)Excellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to effectively collaborate in a dynamic environmentPHYSICAL DEMANDS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The individual must be able to:Spend considerable time at computer.Stand, kneel and stoop for filing.Use the telephone and speak with external individuals.Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 25 poundsTravel: 50% - 60% WORK ENVIRONMENT and ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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